Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Psoriasis Treatment Modalities in Malaysia

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

2 Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

3 Department of Community Health, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4 Medical Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


There is limited evidence detailing the cost-effectiveness of psoriasis treatments in the Asian region. Therefore, this study is aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of 3 psoriasis treatments tailored for moderate to severe psoriasis, namely topical and phototherapy (TP), topical and systemic (TS), and topical and biologic (TB) regimens, respectively.

This has been achieved by the participation of a prospective cohort involving a total of 90 moderate to severe psoriasis patients, which has been conducted at 5 public hospitals in Malaysia. The main outcome measures have been evaluated via cost and effectiveness psoriasis area severity index (PASI)-75 and/or body surface area (BSA)


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Volume 8, Issue 7
July 2019
Pages 394-402
  • Receive Date: 06 October 2018
  • Revise Date: 16 January 2019
  • Accept Date: 05 March 2019
  • First Publish Date: 01 July 2019